presents works in graphic media by two young Nova Scotian artists.
Colosimo’s principal practice is drawing; Young favours drawing and
indexical techniques, such as casting and monoprinting. For both,
materials and process are key determinants of the meaning of their
works. Themes of memory, transitory states and trace imagery pervade
The title of the exhibition evokes the realism with which each artist
renders subjects such as the façade of a wooden shack, a range of
mountain peaks, or the intricate patterning of twisted wires in a
chain-link fence. Virtuosic mimicry is not the only point of such
images, however; “failures” such as smudges and anomalies of scale
disrupt the illusions and remind viewers of the usually compliant but
sometimes faltering hands and memories upon which the illusions depend.
ARTIST’S TALK & PUBLIC DRAWING EVENT Saturday, 7
February, 2 to 4pm. Visitors are invited to take part in a collaborative
drawing project during Colosimo’s artist’s talk.
ARTIST’S TALK & WORKSHOP Saturday, 28 February, 2
to 4pm. Following a discussion of her work, Young will lead a workshop
exploring textures through the art of frottage.
For more information please contact program coordinator, Susan Wolf, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website www.msvuart.ca.
Melanie Colosimo, Chain-Link Fence (detail) 2014 (image courtesy of the artist)